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About me and my therapy practice
My work ranges from short-term, focussed counselling to long-term, in-depth therapy when the therapeutic process gives us the chance to go back to a place where we learned a way to survive by avoiding pain. In the safety of the therapeutic relationship, it's possible to re-live the true emotions of that experience, to express those feelings and to fel a new energy become available for more creative use.
I offer my training and thirty-five years of continuous practice. I trained at Wellpring, Edinburgh in the Jungian/humanistic tradition. I don't direct but follow closely to learn who you are and what you are. I regard the client as a person, equal with myself, not as a patient. We can use any or none of the many tools I ve gathered over the years such as dream work, the unposted letter, the empty chair, and above all, the Russian Dolls which can be very effective in identifying an age in the life of the client when something formative happened.
It can feel like a daunting prospect, to go into therapy and reveal to a stranger what perhaps has never been shared or even acknowledged. So that clients don't fear that therapy will be endless or entirely in the hands of the therapist, Reviews are built in to the process when we look back to what they came in with and assess how far they've come towards where they want to be.
Therapy can change lives. It can support a person to make changes. If the desired changes cannot be made, perhaps a new attitude can be found and accepted. Therapy can change relationships with the world, with other people, but principally, with yourself.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work